SPIN SPREADER F Forword You may have purchased a C 380 Spin Spreader because it is most suited to your requirements. Equally you may have chosen this machine for its appearance and its simplicity. We know that, with careful service, you will wish to clean your Spreader after use. To help you in this essential operation we have designed this machine to be dismantled without a single tool. Read the Operator's Manual carefully before putting the Spreader to work. Follow the setting instructions and service instructions which are given and you can be certain to get the best results from your machine. If, in time, you require Spare Parts order them from your Dealer and give him the serial number of your machine, which we advise you to insert in the space below. Serial Number : (Situated on the frame cross member) SAFETY # ^ FIRST Dont forget that this machine has been designed to serve, you should do the thinking ! Be sure that the tractor p.t.o. shaft has been disengaged before dismantling or servicing your machine. MHna 7 Contents GENERAL VIEW 2 SPECIFICATION 3 OPERATION 4-10 4 4 4 5 Starting work 6 7 7 — Spreading rate adjustment 8 9 10 SERVICE 10 LUBRICATION 11 . I General view Figure 1 - Sectioned view of the C 380 Spin Spreader 1 - Drive 2 - Gearbox 3 - Spreader disc 4 - Disc cover 5 - Delivery control 6 - Delivery control lever 7 - Spread correction lever 8 - Operating lever 9 - Hopper bottom scraper 10 - Agitator 11 - Hopper 12 - Indication of the maximum load in pounds. Specification Attachment 3 po int linkage Cat. I Drive 540 rpm P.T.O. shaft Spinner disc speed 540 rpm Agitator speed 60 rpm Agitator removeable Hopper capacity 84 gallons Maximum load 992 lb. Total weight 287 lb. Height 3' 11" Width 3' 11" Minimum distribution rate Zero Maximum distribution rate Large granules 4.6 tons/hr The design and specification of materials are subject to change at any time without previous notification. ' Operation BEFORE STARTING WORK Before putting your spreader to work, give it a general lubrication and check the oil level in the gearbox, according to the instructions laid down in the lubri- cation chart (p. 11). After the initial work period, check the tightness of all nuts and bolts. Attachment to the tractor Your spreader is fitted with cat. I three point linkage. Don't forget to check the levelling crank after attaching the spreader. Figure 2 - Mounting on the three point linkage Drive It is essential to adjust the length of the drive shaft according to the indivi- dual tractor to be used. Make sure that the telescopic tubes do not bottom, when the linkage is fully raised as this will cause damage to the P.T.O. shaft bearings. The minimum distance between the outer tube and the shoulder of the uni- versal joint must be 25/32" at full lift. Figure 3 - Setting the drive To shorten the drive shaft it is essen- tial that you cut the same amount from both inner and outer tubes. Clean up the ends of the tubes with a file or emery cloth and grease the working surfaces. L L. @HZ! I m t=m Figure 4 - Reducing the length of the telescopic shafts Operation Important check After attaching the spreader make sure that the spinner disc is absolutely hori- zontal when it is at a height of 27 1/2" above the ground. GOOD BIEN Le disque doit etre horizontal The disc must be horizontal BAD MAL Disque non horizontal r^ ^j. E3 r~\ ±1 r\ LuL BIEN GOOD Le disque doit etre horizontal MAL BAD Disque non horizontal Figure 5 - Positions in relations to the ground » Operation ,^^^^^^^^^_^^___^^^^__^_^^^^^^^^^^^^^_^^_^_ GOING INTO WORK Thanks to the particular technical design your Spreader will give you a wide range of work allowing you to vary the spread pattern in your different ways. Full Spread giving a width of 30 to 49 ft depending on the type of material Grand epandage de 9 a 15 metres suivant les engrais Spreading to the left B Epandage lateral gauche Spreading to the right Epandage lateral droit Spreading the edges of fields (roads Hedges) and for orchard work. Epandage en bordurc de champs (chemin, haie...) et arboriculture Twin spread D Epandage bilateral- Arboriculture, vigncs. •'" J for orchard and vineyards. Operation Selector lever This lever selects the desired spread pattern. To select you pull the knob of the lever and move it to the desired position (figure 7) and ensure that the plunger engages in the locating hole provided. Correction lever If the spreader is broadcasting more to one side than to the other it is pos- sible to correct the spread pattern to the centre with the correction lever, by placing this in the suitable position. This centralisation becomes necessary accor- ding to the density of the material to be spread and ensures that you have an even spread pattern about the tractor centre line. Connecting rod of rate control lever Tringle du levier de debit Correction lever for centering spread Levier correcteur de centrage de I'epandage- Levier selecteur Selector lever Figure 7 Control levers 8 Operation Controlling the rate of Spread Precise rate control is a feature of the C 380 Spreader. To adjust this you move a lever which controls the outlet at the bottom of the hopper via an intermediate linkage. The table on the following paqe gives the different settings correspondina to the spreading rates. These vary with the different function and properties of the fertilizer and the ground speed of the tractor. The movement of the lever is controlled by an adjustable stop. Accordinq to the volume of material to be spread, set the stop at the appropriate place on the scale. Lock this in place by tightening the wing nut and then move the lever down the quadrant to the stop. The graduations on the scale are num- bered to correspond with the opening in the bottom of the hopper. Important In order to obtain an even spread and to eliminate fertilizer loss it is essential: — To have the spinner turning before opening the hopper qate. — To close the hopper gate before stopping the spinner. Figure 8 - Rate of spread control levers with quadrant I Operation DISTRIBUTION TABLE The table refers to figure 6 (A full spread) for the positions of the lever and the control of quantity and direction of fertilizer spread (see Fig. 7 et 8). Type of Fertilizer Position of lever for rate of spread Position of direction control lever Width of spread Quantity-lb-/Acre at: 4 mph 6 mph 7 mph I Large granules (Super Phosphates) 2 3 4 5 6 6 G 6 5 5 49 ft 49 ft 49 ft 49 ft 49 ft 45 120 268 357 446 27 80 200 268 335 62 134 178 223 II Medium granules (Ammonium nitrate) 2 3 4 6 5 5 5 4 36 ft 36 ft 36 ft 36 ft 54 125 357 669 36 85 241 446 27 62 178 339 III Small granules (Iron Sulphate) 1 2 3 5 5 5 23 ft 23 ft 23 ft 67 268 339 45 178 223 134 178 III Powders 3 4 5 10 10 10 13 ft 13 ft 13 ft 549 1160 366 776 1338 580 1004 The above figures are only guidelines. 10 Opera tion /Service OPERATIONAL HINTS Avoid transportinq the spreader with a full hopper. This can lead to compac- tion of the fertilizer, particularly pow- dered material, and this accumulation can cause an undue strain on the agita- tor when the machine is put into work. If it is unavoidable to travel with a full hopper close the outlet and allow the agitator to revolve. In order not to pulverise certain gra- nular fertilizers it is recommended to remove the agitator and in certain cir- cumstances to reverse the scraper at the bottom of the hopper. After lifting off the agitator, it is necessary to block the scraper at the bottom of the hopper in order to remove and reverse it. It is also advised when startinq up to engage the clutch gently in order to prevent damage to the spreader drive mechanism. In order not to overload the components of the spreader and to ensure a good delivery it is imperative that the tractor p.t.o. is driven at 540 rpm under load. Service DISMANTLING AND CLEANING After each operation it is essential to clean the hopper and the distribution components. This essential operation is made easy for you by the instantaneous dismantling of the machine without a single tool, to maintain the good working order of the components. To remove the hopper from the frame : 1st. Remove the Pin " A " and uncouple the delivery control rod from the plate. 2nd. Withdraw the two spring clips " B " from the pins on either side of the frame. 3rd. Withdraw the spring clip " C " and the pin from its bracket. You can now lift off in turn, the hopper, the selection collar and the cover plate. Figure 10 - The components dismantled for cleaning the spreader Lubrication Figure 11 - Grease Points Every 8 hours 1. - Agitator - to give access to the grease fitting: a) Place the delivery lever at " zero " in its quadrant. b) Place the correction lever at position " 6 " in its quadrant. c) Place the selection lever above the grease symbol found on the spinner disc collar. 2. - Drive shaft - gearbox end. 3. - Drive shaft - tractor end. Every 200 hours 4. -Change the gearbox oil contents. 3 1/2 pts SAE 90 Oil. Lubrication advice We recommend the use of -well-known propriety brands. You will thus avoid unneccessary breakdowns and repairs. Keep the lubricants, grease and oil, protected from dust and deterioration by keeping the lids on the containers. 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